HUNTER: Toys for Tots is a Great Place to Bring the Joy of Christmas to Needy Children

With Texas strong military presence & generous-minded people lets contribute to the Children in Your Area

By State Rep. Todd Hunter

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — 
With December in full swing, it’s the perfect time for Texans and the residents of the Coastal Bend to join together to assist those less fortunate. In the spirit of the holidays, I wanted to take this opportunity to bring attention to certain efforts in our area that will benefit many families this holiday season.

Toys for Tots is a nationwide campaign, and has very strong roots and participation in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and the Coastal Bend area. The initiative began in 1947, when Marine Major Bill Hendricks collected and donated 5,000 toys to children in their city.

The campaign was so successful that Marine Reserve Units around the country began collecting and donating toys, under the shared objective to “bring the joy of Christmas to America’s needy children.”

Since its inception in 1947, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has distributed over 490 million toys to more than 230 million needy children across the country.

Events are held around the area to promote the Toys for Tots holiday drive effort from the public, along with Marines from the local Naval Air Station who collect donations. With a great military base, strong charity presence and generous-minded people and industry, District 32 is a great place for Toys for Tots to contribute to the children of our area.

In addition to this great organization, there are many other charitable events in the area occurring this holiday season.

To learn more or get additional info, please visit the Official Website for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

As we prepare for the holiday season, let’s join together in helping the community and bettering the lives of those around us.

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State Representative Todd Hunter serves the constituents of Texas House District 32, which is composed of Aransas, Calhoun, San Patricio and part of Nueces County.